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African American leaders from left, local NAACP President Dr. Amos Brown, columnist Noah Griffin, Rev. Arnold Townsend and artist Dewey Crumbler voice their support for keeping a controversial mural at Washington High School during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in San Francisco. The controversial 13-panel, 1,600-square foot mural, the "Life of Washington," criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people, is slated to be destroyed after the San Francisco School Board voted last month to paint over it. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 06, 2019 - 4:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of prominent African American leaders in San Francisco want to preserve a controversial mural displayed in a public high school that some have criticized as racist. Amos Brown, president of the San Francisco NAACP, on Tuesday called on the school board to reconsider its...
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People fill the main entryway of George Washington High School to view the controversial 13-panel, 1,600-square foot mural, the "Life of Washington," during an open house for the public Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in San Francisco. More than a 100 people packed the public high school to view a controversial mural criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people. School officials opened the school Thursday to allow the viewing of the "Life of Washington" mural. The 83-year-old fresco is slated to be destroyed after the San Francisco School Board voted last month to paint over it. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 02, 2019 - 2:18 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Over 100 people packed the lobby of a San Francisco public high school to view a controversial mural criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people. Officials allowed visitors to see the "Life of Washington" mural for two hours on...
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In this Nov. 30, 2017 photo, Todd Carmichael, chief executive and co-founder of Philadelphia-based La Colombe Coffee, speaks to me media in Philadelphia. The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district had warned parents behind on school lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care has rejected Carmichael's offer to cover the cost, but the head of the district's nonprofit foundation says it will accept the donation so that they can settle the debt. ( AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 24, 2019 - 7:36 pm
A Pennsylvania school district that warned parents behind on their lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care, and then rejected a businessman's offer to pay the overdue charges, is apologizing and says it wants to accept the donation after all. The Wyoming Valley West school board...
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In this Nov. 30, 2017 photo, Todd Carmichael, chief executive and co-founder of Philadelphia-based La Colombe Coffee, speaks to me media in Philadelphia. The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district had warned parents behind on school lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care has rejected Carmichael's offer to cover the cost, but the head of the district's nonprofit foundation says it will accept the donation so that they can settle the debt. ( AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 23, 2019 - 3:56 pm
The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district had warned parents behind on school lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care has rejected a CEO's offer to cover the cost, the businessman said Tuesday. Todd Carmichael, chief executive and co-founder of Philadelphia-...
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Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student, speaks during a press conference Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019, held by The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia at Slover Library in Norfolk, Va. Grimm, now 20, transitioned from girl to boy before his sophomore year and sued after the Gloucester County School Board banned him from using boys' bathrooms. (Kristen Zeis/The Daily Press via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, the transgender man who sued after being barred from using boys bathrooms in high school, remains female today, no matter what his birth certificate or a Virginia judge might have said, a lawyer for the school board argued in federal court Tuesday. Attorney David...
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In this photo taken April 3, 2019, a pair of students walk past a historic mural that includes slaves and a dead Native American at George Washington High School in San Francisco. The San Fransisco school board unanimously voted Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to destroy a controversial mural displayed in a public high school. This is the latest move in recent times to remove New Deal-era art, now considered offensive. (Yalonda M. James/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 5:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019 file photo bouquets of flowers sit on the sign outside the STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Security procedures at the STEM School Highlands Ranch are under scrutiny amid talks about its charter agreement with a Colorado school district. The contract expires Saturday, June 29. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 29, 2019 - 6:13 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado school that was the site of a fatal shooting received a conditional five-year renewal of its charter on Saturday that requires it to meet certain reporting, staffing and safety requirements, such as the hiring of additional security personnel. The contract...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019 file photo bouquets of flowers sit on the sign outside the STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Security procedures at the STEM School Highlands Ranch are under scrutiny amid talks about its charter agreement with a Colorado school district. The contract expires Saturday, June 29. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 28, 2019 - 6:44 pm
DENVER (AP) — Questions about security at a Colorado school where a shooting killed a student and wounded eight others have reshaped a battle over the charter school's future, prompting emotional reactions from students and parents who consider it a haven for kids who struggled in traditional...
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May 25, 2019 - 11:45 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Teachers in Greenville County Schools will be paid a starting salary of $40,000 — the highest out of any school district in South Carolina — after school board members unanimously approved a 6-mill tax increase. Under the $668.4 million budget, teachers would get a 5% to 10...
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May 11, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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